The frock fixers at Aloha Dry Cleaners, established in 1964, cleanse garments onsite using environmentally friendly dry-cleaning processes. They also perfect alterations for all garments ranging from draperies and upholstery to dresses and suits. The 13 trained staff members help to preserve wedding gowns and keep everyday wear stain-free. As a courtesy to their customers and community, they clean any American flag or stuffed animal for free, so long as teddy bears are registered to vote.
Ileana Moreno believes the key to beauty lies hidden in Mother Nature’s pocket. Through her business me2 beauty skincare & wellness, she treats maladies ranging from premature aging to acne with organic skincare products and holistic nutritional counseling. As an aesthetician, she also lends her beauty-conscious eye to more traditional treatments, such as waxing and make-up application.
Being able to manipulate the mood of a party can make you feel very powerful, whether it is to bring dancers to the floor or happy tears to eyes. Nobody really wants to do that at their own party, though, and that's where JD from Peterson's Parties comes in. He relies on experience from performing at venues such as Speakeasy Lounge, and he consults with customers in advance to make sure that he's playing the right music for their event. The company also dispatches photographers and other workers who can complete a party or make it seem like you're wearing a wedding dress for a normal reason.
The Bee's Knee's Learn & Play employs Montessori techniques to fuse discovery and fun in an indoor academic playground setting. The romping ground's hour-long special classes (a $75 value/five-week session) cover a variety of topics, average around 12 students each, and emphasize principles such as constructive play, musical expression, movement, and a social curriculum of sharing, taking turns, and never sneezing. Mommy & Me sessions, which are grouped according to age, focus on caregivers as a child's primary teacher and source of melba toast. Toddler Transition is designed to ease children ages 2.5–5 into full-time school, while Spanish-immersion class challenges children ages 5–10 to navigate lessons, story time, crafts, games, and songs in a new language. No matter the lesson, each class follows a routine that includes a communal circle with songs, story time, a snack break, crafts, a trip to the treasure box, and cleanup. During optional open play before and after each class (a $25 value for a five-week pass), as well as during special sessions, children are free to explore the center's electronics-free plethora of playthings, including a Thomas and Friends train table, costumes, puppets, puzzles, an interactive play kitchen, and a life-size DMV.